Humans, by nature, are creatures of habit. They enjoy doing a few of their favorite activities as part of their daily routine. For athletes looking to stay in shape, working out nearly every single day for years and years becomes the norm.
What men notice as they start to age is that their routine might need to be tweaked a little so that their body stays looking the same. Low testosterone levels can make working out less effective, and fat sticks to the body a bit more as well.
Fortunately, there are some low testosterone answers out there. One of the most popular options is testosterone replacement therapy.
Does it actually work?
Should men be investing in this?
Many athletes already swear by it, and it continues to grow in popularity every year.
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy is a way to help a man feel younger and benefit from higher levels in their body. Testosterone levels are at their higher for a man during early adulthood. Each year, testosterone levels decline by a percentage of two, but that starts to add up once a man reaches over the age of 40. By 50 years old, a man has roughly a 50% chance of having low testosterone.
One of the ways to fight low testosterone is to use testosterone replacement therapy. It comes in many different forms, such as injections, pills, gels, and more. It has more of an effect on men who are showing signs of aging, but even healthy men say that they feel more youthful, and their vitality levels go up thanks to TRT.
How Do Athletes Benefit?
Trying to stay active and as physically healthy as possible gets harder and harder, the older a person gets. Not only is time a major constraint with job and family responsibilities, but so are general signs of aging. All of a sudden, a guy has to put in additional work to achieve the same results.
Low testosterone can make a man feel like they are treading water when trying to see results. Diet and exercise still might not be enough to overcome the effects of low testosterone. Not only that, but an athlete can start to lose the stamina needed to get through work out the same way as before.
Low testosterone can damage a person’s energy levels, self-confidence, general motivation, and more. By going through testosterone replacement therapy, it allows a person to turn back the clock a bit.
Men get more out of each sleep. Their body recovers at a faster pace. That allows for more natural energy instead of having to rely on artificial stimulants like caffeine to power through.
It seems like any bad diet choice made by a man who reaches a certain age will pay for it from an appearance standpoint. It is simply impossible to get away with a subpar diet when also dealing with low testosterone.
Since most people want to still enjoy some of their favorite foods in moderation, testosterone replacement therapy can help. A man can work on not only exercising more but speeding up his metabolism. Getting the dad bod is strictly optional.
With a combination of more energy and fat loss, it is ultimately up to each individual on building muscle. Testosterone replacement therapy is not some magic pill that will allow people to build muscle without any effort, but it does assist in maximizing workouts.
Building lean muscle is all about finding the right physical activities, and staying disciplined enough to put in the work. It is frustrating with low testosterone levels not to see results coming fairly quickly. The faster a person sees actual muscle gain, the more encouraged they feel to stick with a new type of plan that works.
Not only do athletes build muscle and stay lean with increased testosterone, but it actually helps keep muscles and bones stronger with higher testosterone levels. Testosterone is a big factor when it comes to bone mineral density. This not only helps people fight off injury, but serious issues like osteoporosis as well.
Older athletes do inevitably run a higher risk of injury, but it is possible to reduce that risk with higher levels of testosterone. Athletes looking for that edge to stay out of the doctor’s office is certainly a plus.
Considering testosterone replacement therapy?
Wanting to know more about testosterone replacement therapy and if you are a candidate? Schedule a consultation today.
Most men look for help at some point in their life. With three clinics in the Cincinnati region (Cincinnati, Fairfield, and West Chester), we offer consultation and treatment options for men looking to turn their life around with a natural boost in testosterone. Our clinicians craft a personalized plan for every patient based on science and FDA approved treatments.
During the consultation you will receive a focused health assessment, and blood is drawn to test a few different levels. Once that testing is done and the results are in, the discussion shifts to treatment options.
Give us a call at (513) 586-4482 or click the Schedule Appointment button below and fill out our brief scheduling form.